Resurrection (John 14:3-4), Oil and Colored Pencil on Panel, 2023, 24 x 36 inches
Follow Me (Matthew 9:9), Oil on Panel, 2023, 24 x 20 inches
Detail of Follow Me (Matthew 9:9)
I’m With You (Hebrews 4:15), Oil and Oil Pastel on Panel, 2023, 24 x 36 inches
Oil on Panel, 2023, 9 x 12 inches
Hope for Restoration (Isaiah 35 & John 10:28), Oil on Panel, 2023, 20 x 30 inches
In this work, I am interested in how our individual relationship with the landscape and natural phenomena can lead us to think about time, place, memory, and the interconnectivity of our relationships with one another and creation. My own experiences in the landscape of the American Southwest have reinforced and brought life to Scripture and have shown me how sorrow can be turned to joy. To show holy awareness in relation to the natural world, I draw upon the history of landscape painting and abstraction, together with ecotheology, which focuses on the understanding that people and creatures are gifts of God the Creator.
I combine practices of drawing, painting, printmaking, and graphic design to create a visual language that can communicate the complexity of my encounters. Images sharpen, fragment, overlap, and completely dissolve, much like human perception, memory, and existence. The combination of images and stylistic decisions allow for clarity in the unknown and symbolize the transformation of mourning into thanksgiving.
1 Peter 5:8-11
"...(9)Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. ...(10)So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation."